Friday, February 08, 2013

Nemo the Blizzard, Updated

So Friday was kind of a dud in terms of a blizzard. The weather guys had said it was going to start snowing heavily Friday afternoon, but it really started coming down around dinner time.  Here's proof:
This picture was taken at 1:30 PM Friday afternoon.

This was taken Friday at 4:00 in the afternoon. It was kinda sorta snowing, but nothing really serious.

This picture was taken at 7:00 PM Friday. After Mom took the picture, she watched a car try to take a right turn up the hill. It got up as far as that driveway and then couldn't go any farther. As Mom watched, the car spun around, went back down the hill and straight down the street. Mom guessed they would try again after getting a better head start, so she waited.  Sure enough, the car tried again, and this time it just barely made it up the hill.

This picture was taken at 10 PM Friday night. The snow was probably 8 - 10 inches deep here. There's no way of knowing just by looking, and Mom wasn't about to go outside to measure. The snow was really coming down, but the weather guys said it would come down a lot harder overnight, up to two or maybe even three inches an hour. (that's 7.6 cm for my Aussie pals)  That's a LOT of snow.

 Here is what it looks like outside at 8 AM on Saturday morning.  It's so white, you can't really see how much there is. Let me tell you it's A LOT!

This photo of Mom's metal masheen is better for you to see how much snow there is.

btw, Mom made chili with beef, two loaves of home made bread and cake. We are both safe and warm.  Very "snug."  Her Zombie eye is getting better too.  Proof further down.
not yet
coming soon
here it is.

Mom says it LOOKS awful, but feels fine.


Poppy Q said...

A good day for watching the box, reading your book and snuggling with Miss M.

Great zombie eye.

Julie and Poppy Q

Megan said...

Thank you for keeping us updated Millie. I'm glad that you and your mom are doing okay. Stay safe.

Sydney, Australia

Boots, Ozzie and Brenda said...

Stay safe & warm Millie & Mom! We have a lot of snow here in Canada, but not that much!

Laila and Minchie said...

Holy carp! It will take days for your mom to dig her metal macheen out! Stay inside, safe and warm!

Eileen said...

That's a lot of snow in a few hours! Stay warm, and dry and we all hope the power stays on.

Eileen and the kitties (Sasha, Sami, & Saku)

Susan R said...

I see lots of warm snuggles in your future. I live in the So. Cal desert and we had a big snowstorm hit here yesterday, of course that means all the surrounding mountains are full of beautiful white snow...

Stay warm you two!


Prancer Pie said...

Glad to hear you two are ok! Your Mom's eye does look better. We wonder how long it will take for all that snow to melt...

Camp Stanhope Happenings said...

WOW! Keep warm and keep snuggling this weekend and be thankful you don't have to go anywhere!!!

Shaggy and Scout said...

That is a wonderful time line of photos. Our mom is wierd...she loves a good storm (rain or snow) and will watch it out the window. She claims it's a meditative thing.

Zombie Eye! What a perfect term to use! That's just like mom had. Lots of blood in the eyeball that took many days to re-absorb and look normal again.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We don't get to visit any more but we hadda come and make sure you guys were okay...

Sparkle said...

That is a lot of snow! A great day to stay home - I guess your human couldn't go anywhere, even if she wanted to.

Derby, Ducky said...

Yeah, stay home and wait for the plow guys to come by. Will your mum have to shovel out her own metal monster?

You can sorta tell how deep it is by the snow level against the retaining walls on the houses. You can see them, next morning, can only see the top.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Glad you and your mom are safe and warm at home. It's a good place to be in that weather.

Is that really your mom's eye? Eeeek!

Simba said...

That really IS a lot of snow round the car! Stay warm and inside.
How does your Mom manage to turn her eye like that to get a picture? It is quite freaky, akshully.

Angel and Kirby said...

Sounds like you did not loose power. I hope it stays that way! That is a lot of snow! All the way yo to the door handles!